[mythtv-users] Newbie Issues

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Tue Nov 27 17:25:35 UTC 2007

Rob Ogle wrote:
> Well I ran 'sudo mythfilldatabase' and didn't get any data in the log, nor
> did I get any listings. 
If you run 'sudo mythfilldatabase' from the command line, without a logfile 
option, the output will be returned to the console. This is in fact the best way 
to debug problems with any of the myth programs.

However, using 'sudo' implies you are running mfdb* as root, which means that it 
may look for config information under /root/.mythtv/. If this is not the way in 
which mfdb is normally run, you should expect 'different results' as they say.

Try finding out which user runs mfdb, and repeat your test from the console as 
that user.

Mike Perkins

* I can't be bothered to type out long-winded program names every time. This 
abbreviation is commonly used.

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